4 February 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very cold day with light fall of snow at frequent intervals a good deal of which which melted on the roads. Fields + hills white however. Stewart’s 11th birthday: gave him 2/- [shillings]1. Motored to Ravensheugh, [The] Firs, Fairnilee Cotts + Nest. D [David] went up to Midgehope, Kirkhope, Broadmeadows + General’s Bridge. I saw some town cases in afternoon. Helen went to Edin[burgh] to meet a friend + Jean2 . Boylan called for Dora3. Did not get to meeting of Division.

1 Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003); O.B.E., D.L.; businessman and local government politician

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir (1877-1941), his eldest daughter

3 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924) civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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